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This kitchen remodel features a new window, energy-efficient lighting, new appliances and side-wall insulation.

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Energy rater and performance consultant

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An energy rater can help make your new home more energy-efficient through every stage of the construction process.

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New, energy-efficient homes need new solutions to circulate and ventilate the air inside the home.

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Talk to your utilities

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Before you break ground on a new house, give your utility companies a call. They can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and construction delays.

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Aging in place

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Using universal design principals, your home can adapt to your changing lifestyle needs.

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Decoding building requirements

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Learn about some of the changes for new homes built today. An expert highlights some of the things to consider when building a new home.

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